One of the most important and probably hardest job of a parent is to make sure that they’re on top of raising self-confident kids. This isn’t always an easy feat when you consider what kids deal with in schools these days. From bullying to threatening and the fear of schools as kids capture news coverage of scary events, it’s not easy to keep our kids self-confidence on high. While this may sound like a very difficult part of parenthood, it can be easy in some ways. Today I wanted to share a few simple ways you can work to boost your kids’ self-confidence no matter how they’re feeling right now at this moment.
Teach Body Language Skills
The simple act of sitting with a good posture can boost one’s self-confidence quite a bit. Start educating yourself on the body language skills that help boost self-confidence without even trying. Examples of boosting self-confidence using body language skills would also be holding your head up high where ever you go both at home and in school.
Allow Kids to Make Decisions
Secondly, allowing your kids to start making simple decisions even during the toddler days will help boost self-confidence easily. What you can do for a toddler is to give them two outfits to choose from each day. As your kids get older, allow them a part in the decision-making process. This can be something as simple as what to make for dinner or which chore to complete that particular day.
It’s easy for parents to want to step in and assist their kid when they’re struggling with something. Often times parent’s step in when they don’t actually have to. You’ll know your kid’s breaking point best, learn to step aside and encourage your kid’s independent problem-solving skills as they enter into each new stage of childhood. This will help them feel confident because they’ll feel more accomplished.
Assign Reasonable Responsibilities
As your kids get older they are perfectly capable of doing more around the home. Assigning reasonable responsibilities to your kids helps boost their self-confidence as they work to get things done on their own. You could start making your older kids be responsible for simple tasks like getting their school lunches ready or getting to school on time. You may also want them to start cooking dinner.
Hopefully, you’re able to try some of these tips I shared with you today in your household. Remember that your kids look to you as their first example of what a high self-esteem looks like. At times you may have to muster up the strength to hide your lower self-esteem during difficult, stressful times so that you’re setting an example of being confident no matter what life tosses at you.